Eric A. Meyer is an internationally-recognized author, speaker, blogger, and sometime teacher and consultant. He is currently technical lead at Rebecca’s Gift (rebeccasgift.org) and co-founder of An Event Apart (aneventapart.com) with Jeffrey Zeldman. In the course of his lengthy career, Eric has written numerous books and articles about CSS, HTML, and web standards. In his most recent book, Design for Real Life, Eric and his co-author Sara Wachter-Boettcher (sarawb.com) teach how to design with not just empathy, but compassion. He’s been working on the Web since 1993 and still finds it deeply compelling.